Waleed Aly joins line-up for landmark human rights forum

Presenter, journalist and academic Waleed Aly is among a raft of talent who have just been announced as speakers and panellists for the Free + Equal Human Rights Conference during this year’s Vivid Sydney festival.

Mr Aly will join the line-up for the Rights On Time show on the evening of Thursday 6 June in the Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom where he’ll panel through time with ‘sleek geek’ Adam Spencer and some of Australia’s favourite legal eagles, rights advocates, and comedy stars as they try to save the future from rights gone wrong.

Other speakers and panellists who have just been announced include:

  • Distinguished discrimination lawyer and women’s rights advocate Chris Ronalds AO AM SC
  • Award-winning human rights lawyer Kate Eastman AM SC
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services CEO Karly Warner
  • Amnesty International Refugee Rights Campaigner Zaki Haidari
  • Children’s participation academic Prof. Amanda Third
  • Former Victorian Attorney-General and Deputy Premier Rob Hulls
  • Gender equality academic Assoc. Prof. Ramona Vijeyarasa
  • Human rights lawyer and academic Assoc. Prof. Sarah Moulds
  • Disability advocates Dr Dinesh Palipana and Hannah Diviney
  • Youth advocates Seleena Blackley, Anjali Sharma and Kupakwashe Matangira
  • LGBTIQ+ rights advocate Ghassan Kassisieh

Presented by the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Free + Equal Human Rights Conference will take place over 6 and 7 June at the Hyatt Regency in Sydney and will focus on revitalising Australia’s human rights framework, including efforts to introduce an Australian Human Rights Act. The conference will include 12 engaging sessions and events featuring a diverse line-up of more than 50 eminent experts, thought leaders, social justice advocates and community heroes.

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